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There are 3 ways to get from Bowen to Townsville by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bowen to Townsville Spirit of Queensland

$39 - $55

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Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Bowen to Townsville Gx415 / ...

$16 - $35

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Bowen to Townsville 127.6 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Bowen to Townsville is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bowen to Townsville is to train which costs $55 - $80 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bowen and arriving at Townsville. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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The distance between Bowen and Townsville is 172 km. The road distance is 204.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bowen to Townsville without a car is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs $55 - $80.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Bowen to Townsville, including transfers.

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Bowen to Townsville bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Bowen station.

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The best way to get from Bowen to Townsville is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs $55 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $23 - $50 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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Bowen to Townsville bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Townsville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bowen to Townsville is 204 km. It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to drive from Bowen to Townsville.

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  • Distance: 107.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

What companies run services between Bowen, QLD, Australia and Townsville, QLD, Australia?

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Bowen to Townsville once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Bowen to Townsville 3 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Bowen to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Bowen to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$16 - $24
Flexifare
$25 - $35
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Bowen to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
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premierms.com.au

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